Behind the Scene
Narges arrived at the photo shoot with determination. Nadine applied her make-up although she didn’t needed any. Narges’ eyes and smile speak for themselves. Nonetheless, the make-up accentuated her beauty.
At first, we planned to do the photo shoot in the dark with a dark blue sheer dress that would float in the air with the help of a fan. This would represent the ‘Mystical’. This idea proved too difficult so instead we managed to have someone seen through the sheer drapes instead. Stuart attempted to produce the effect, Yves tried as well and then finally myself and Nadine while holding both sides and moving the material up and down had some success. In the end there was really no good shot of the ‘Mystic’ ambiance, but all and all, the shoot turned out to be very successful.
There were 2 photographers: Yves and Stuart. They worked nicely with Narges. Nadine helped whenever she could as well.
There was quiet throughout the session as there was hardly any music playing or any talking.
After the session in the blue dress, Narges changed into an orange dress. As a Persian women, this would be the shots that best suited her. She was more comfortable taking a mystical pose with an orange and purple shawl covering her face, but leaving her eyes exposed. She then posed with the shawl above her head as if she were performing a dance. This was the ambiance that was most representative of Narges. She shone through the camera lens.
The camera clicked non stop. The photographers didn’t want to waste any time and to catch everything on film. Narges did beautifully.
Article by Joanne
Edited by Karen C.